cinema

Jivan Avetisyan: A Story of Survival, Destiny and Faith

Director Jivan Avetisyan of Tevanik and The Last Inhabitant talks about surviving the Spitak earthquake, the Karabakh War and the memories and experiences that have become the guiding force of his life and his films.

health

Addressing the HPV Vaccine Hysteria

Over the course of the next two years, 20,000 13-year-old girls in Armenia are to receive the HPV vaccine free of charge before the Ministry of Health makes a decision for permanent implementation of the vaccine into the national plan.

iran

Iran: What Lies Beneath

Since 1997 and the coming to power of reformists in Iran, Western countries have refused to see anything else in Iran other than the symbiosis of the so-called reformers and hardliners within the regime. Sohrab Mobasheri, an Iranian political activist and journalist in exile explains: "The writings on the wall were present...Anybody who was willing to do so could see the signs..."

analysis

Bound by Duty? The Diaspora’s Normalization of Armenia’s Political System

Dr. Nerses Kopalyan takes a look at the role some of the most powerful Diasporan organizations have played in “reinforcing and indirectly legitimating the country’s existing political system” and draws parallels between the relationship of Armenia’s ruling administrations and their politics of co-opting the powers of the Diaspora.

EVN: A space for critical discourse and new narratives. 

Listen to the main developments of 2018 in our first news roundup of the year: From the situation on the frontline, to new tax legislation, from protests and rallies to new plans and celebrations, this and every Friday on EVN Report.

EVN Report’s Editorial Board member Sara Anjargolian speaks to Ruben Khachatryan, director and founder of the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC), who also serves as the director of the Yerevan Zoo about the controversial issue of caged bears in Armenia. The condition of these animals was brought to international attention after the story was published in the UK-based The Daily Mail.

Born and raised in Yerevan, Vahe Baloulian, the Co-founder of DiVine & Partners, a group that includes six restaurants and a vineyard in Armenia, France and the U.S. spoke to EVN Report's Maria Titizian about a life of travel, inspiration and the understanding of home. 

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